I'm addicted to kitchen gadgets. I can't seem to stop myself. Flea markets. Garage sales. The Target kitchen department. I always seem to be picking up new kitchen utensils. They are small. They are inexpensive (usually). They seem harmless. I have a mother-in-law that feeds my addiction. One Christmas she gave me a huge box full of OXO stuff. (Another it was a huge box of McCormick's spices!) Not to mention there is a sister-in-law who sells Pampered Chef!
But suddenly I find myself overrun with gizmos and gadgets. I had two (yes two) kitchen drawers so packed with these gadgets that they wouldn't even open. The handle broke on one ... let's say awhile ago (when my teenager was a toddler!) and I haven't even opened it since. I have a Pampered Chef Tool Turn-About crammed full of BBQ brushes and measuring spoons, silicone scrapers and pizza cutters. I also have an OXO Utensil Holder full of OXO spatulas and ladles and my microplane and a myriad of other utensils I feel I can't live without. :-)
Help! I've taken all my utensils out and sorted them onto the dining room table. I've eliminated the old. The poor quality. The broken and the useless. It would be easy to just say one of each but I *need* more than one set of tongs. Same with the pizza (and grilled cheese and ...) cutters. Some things I am going to have to have more than one. I accept that. My question is how to store it all. I'm putting the things I use daily out on the counter but how to store the rest so that it isn't just a big, impenetrable jumble? Any suggestions? Websites? Links to a 12 step program?